Thought Leadership

Chief executive of leading Swiss cable company will share management philosophy at CEO Lecture Series

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rebuilding one of Switzerland’s leading cable companies wasn’t enough for Eric Tveter, the company’s chief executive officer.

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Networking bias for, not bias against, has real impact on the job market

Monday, April 14, 2014
Tuscaloosa, AL

It’s official: the University of Alabama is on the record supporting racial integration – in the year 2014.

Last week Alabama’s Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the complete integration of Greek life at the university. The renewed conversation about race at the historically troubled campus began after a black female student with a 4.3 GPA was denied by all 16 of the school’s sororities. An earlier resolution supporting racial integration had failed by a wide margin.

Public pressure to respond to racism may be greater now than it was in 1963, when Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in the doorway of the school’s auditorium to prevent two black students from registering for classes. But in a practical sense, self-imposed segregation is still commonplace on college campuses and throughout American life. Malicious or not, it helps contribute to racial economic inequality.

Rutgers University Professor Nancy DiTomaso describes this system of voluntary segregation, which emerged since the 1960s, in “The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism.” Although de jure (“by law”) segregation is now illegal, de facto (“in fact”) segregation is still a reality. This is true for Greek organizations, which are often nominally integrated but severely homogenous. But de facto segregation extends to all parts of American life. Entire colleges, grade schools, churches and neighborhoods are separated along racial lines, producing distinct social networks in white communities and in communities of color.

This self-segregation causes inequality to reproduce itself. As DiTomaso has written, access to opportunity depends in part on the color of your skin:

Help is typically reserved for people who are “like me”: the people who live in my neighborhood, those who attend my church or school or those with whom I have worked in the past. It is only natural that when there are jobs to be had, people who know about them will tell the people who are close to them, those with whom they identify, and those who at some point can reciprocate the favor.

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TAGS: Diversity Faculty Insights Management and Global Business Thought Leadership

Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability conference to discuss critical values to core missions

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
New York, NY

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) at Rutgers Business School will bring together more than 200 business, academic and government leaders to discuss the need for sustainable business leadership and how ethical, environmental, and social objectives can be built into businesses' core missions and operations.

Register today: The Ethical Environment of Business Sustainability

"A business has a responsibility to reward shareholders while ensuring that the communities in which it operates have the human and natural resources necessary to thrive in the future," said IEL Co-founder James Abruzzo.

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TAGS: Ethics James Abruzzo Leadership Thought Leadership

Triple play: Brenda Hopper, of the NJSBDC, on how the state can help small businesses

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Triple Play is a weekly NJBIZ feature that asks top executives in New Jersey to talk about three things related to their industry.

Brenda Hopper is the state director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers network, a public, private and educational partnership aimed at helping small business owners and entrepreneurs in the state. The NJSBDC is hosted at Rutgers Business School with headquarters in 1 Washington Park.

We asked Brenda for three ways the SBDC supports businesses in the state:

1) Technology Commercialization Program provides specialized assistance to science-technology companies that want to compete for federal grants.

2) NJSBDC E-Business Program has launched an array of webinars on all sorts of in-demand subjects, including marketing and branding, strategic planning, financial analysis and Sandy assistance, in addition to website development and using the Web to increase sales and marketing.

3) International Trade Specialty Program provides assistance to small business owners who need education about export matters, working closely with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, state government and other trade advisory councils to maximize efficiencies and strategic partnerships.

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Inspiring the next generation of women business leaders

Friday, April 4, 2014

A conversation is in progress to push more women to strive for leadership roles, and perhaps a seat at the executive table. A message voiced and supported by role model women executives, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Arianna Huffington, CEO of the Huffington Post. Key business figures are taking the lead to support a movement of global discussions integrating women as leaders within today’s corporate strategy.

TAGS: LaToya Battle-Brown Leadership Mentoring Thought Leadership Undergraduate Undergraduate Newark Women in Business

Faculty Insight: The Path to a Green Economy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This piece was originally posted on The Arbitrader, an economics blog created and edited by Rutgers Business School finance students Shmuel “Sam” Libby and Yaroslav Imshenetsky.

TAGS: Faculty Insights Innovation Management and Global Business Roger Smeets Thought Leadership

Rutgers Finance and Economics Department continues to build network connecting students with alumni, financial professionals

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A financial alumni networking event hosted by Rutgers Business School’s Department of Finance and Economics on Feb. 25 drew a crowd of nearly 90 people to The Lotos Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

TAGS: Alumni Finance Ivan Brick MBA Networking Rutgers Finance Alumni Network Thought Leadership Undergraduate Newark

NYSE Euronext SVP Greg Ochojski encourages students to define their college experience, connect with senior professionals

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Greg Ochojski is an NYSE Euronext senior vice president and currently serves as chief financial officer of U.S. Cash Markets. He has been with NYSE Euronext since 2008.  In his role, Ochojski is responsible for all financial aspects of the Equities and Options trading businesses, market data, regulation, and the listings platform.

TAGS: Alumni LIBOR Marty Markowitz Rutgers Business School Thought Leadership Undergraduate New Brunswick

Chief executive of Panasonic North America will discuss strategy, leadership behind company's turnaround at CEO Lecture Series

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Joseph M. Taylor, CEO and chairman of Newark-based Panasonic 
North America, will provide Rutgers Business School students with an 
insightful look at leadership and strategy on Thursday, Feb. 20 as the 
next featured guest in the school’s distinguished CEO Lecture Series.

TAGS: Alumni CEO Lecture Series Networking Newark Panasonic Thought Leadership

Rutgers MQF students impress crowd with provocative quant summit staged at NYC's Museum of American Finance

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Three prominent experts in finance delved into the complexities of sovereign debt and shared their perspectives on the impact of the U.S. Central Bank's intent to unwind its economic stimulus efforts during the annual summit sponsored by the Rutgers Master of Quantitative Finance Program.

TAGS: Alumni Glenn Shafer Master of Quantitative Finance Networking Quant Summit Thought Leadership Wall Street Yangru Wu

Rutgers quantitative finance students continue tradition of Wall Street summit with an eye on sovereign debt

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Leading experts in economics, finance and risk will discuss the sovereign debt crisis with a specific look at the Federal Reserve’s approach to the situation on Jan. 27 during an annual summit hosted by Rutgers Business School’s Master of Quantitative Finance Program.    

TAGS: Master of Quantitative Finance Newark Quant Summit Quantitative Finance Thought Leadership Wall Street

Faculty Insight: The American Middle Class: Going, going...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This piece originally appeared on The Arbitrader, an economics blog created and edited by Rutgers Business School finance students Sh

TAGS: Arthur Guarino Blogs Faculty Insights Thought Leadership Undergraduate Newark

Rutgers finance professor's new book provides hard-to-find framework for short-selling

Monday, November 18, 2013

Amit Kumar, an adjunct professor of finance at Rutgers Business School, has written a book delving into the intriguing and complicated practice of short selling.

TAGS: Books Finance Investing Tips Thought Leadership Wall Street

Rutgers Business School's HEIR Program presents five prominent executives and their strategies for lasting success

Monday, November 11, 2013

Five senior executives, including two who have spent time as chief executives, will visit Rutgers Business School on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to discuss their strategies for succeeding in business for the long term.

TAGS: Bob Chersi Glenn Myers Jack Kime Joe Timko Mentoring Tawana Burnett Thought Leadership Undergraduate Newark

Faculty Insight: In controversy over racial profiling by Barneys, Professor Williams says impact of multicultural purchasing power has not sunk in with some retailers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A young black engineering student’s claim that he was jailed after his purchase of a $350 belt at Barney’s aroused the suspicions of store employees set off renewed controversy over the prevalence of racial profiling by retailers.  

TAGS: Faculty Insights Jerome Williams Research Thought Leadership

In a workshop on social innovation, participants are urged to be fearless and unafraid to fail

Monday, September 9, 2013

The director of President Barack Obama’s Social Innovation Fund shared his views on the importance of the emerging movement and what sometimes stands in the way of new ideas when he appeared at the Rutgers Workshop on Social Innovation.

TAGS: Deborah Dougherty Entrepreneurship Innovation Jeffrey Robinson New Jersey Social Innovation Institute Research Thought Leadership

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